η1 Doradus (eta1 Doradus)
η1 Doradus is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Dorado.
η1 Doradus visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, η1 Doradus should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about η1 Doradus:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of η1 Doradus
η1 Doradus is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of η1 Doradus are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of η1 Doradus in the sky:
Visibility of η1 Doradus from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of η1 Doradus
The image below is a photograph of η1 Doradus from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of η1 Doradus is 0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of η1 Doradus from the Sun and relative movement
η1 Doradus is distant 331.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of η1 Doradus
η1 Doradus belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where η1 Doradus is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.